Class Themes:

Arts & Crafts
Plein Air Painting, nature journaling, plant printing, and much more. 

Tai ChiHealth & Wellness
Hiking, strolls, yoga, Forest Bathing and much more.

Wild edible: spiderwortNature Study
Wildflower walks, birding, ecology and many more.

Sitting on 2,400 acres, the grounds of the Shaw Nature Reserve are an unparalleled classroom. From gardening practices to nature study and everything in between—Shaw Nature Reserve offers a full range of learning opportunities. Classes, tours and programs are offered year-round.

Also be sure to check out upcoming adult classes and programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Butterfly House.


Scheduling & Cancellation

Woman practicing archeryImportant: All groups—whether led by a Nature Reserve Instructor or self-guided—must make reservations for their visit.

We have many classes available year round to teach you about plants, animals, our trails, and outdoor skills here at the Shaw Nature Reserve.
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For information on cancellations/refunds please read our cancellation policy.

To register for a class, cancel your reservation, or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Weller, Public Programs, at (314) 577-9526 or